Title meme: "Moonlight Sonata"
Everyone always says how much Tony is like his father Howard, how much he looks like him, how he is an inventor and a genius just like him, how his mannerisms and his ticks are just like him, too.
There is a certain truth to it, because after all, Tony Stark has been groomed all his life to be just like his father.
If there are two stark differences from his father, it’s the expressive eyes and the love for music he has definitely inherited from his mother. His father had never any interest in music, and frankly, he scoffed at Tony wanting to learn how to play the piano just like his mother. It was the one time his mother put her foot down, however, and playing the piano he did learn.
His teacher often told him that certain pieces were too difficult for him to learn yet, so he learned them out of spite. His mother loved the Moonlight Sonata, so he was going to learn it for her birthday, by heart and without mistake, and if he had to do it on his own, he was going to. It was going to be perfect.
After his mother’s death, he has avoided the piano, and he will not go anywhere near Beethoven or any other composer, for that matter. But the music is always in his head, playing endlessly, until one day, he finds himself in front of a piano, drunk and overwhelmed with the question: How much is Tony actually his own self?